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Equity and Inclusion

Definition:

Understand, respect, and advocate for diverse perspectives and engagement with cross-cultural viewpoints individually, as a community and organizationally.

Examples of Expected Behaviors:

  • Seek global cross-cultural interactions and experiences that enhance one’s understanding of diverse others and leads to personal growth
  • Identify resources and eliminate barriers resulting from individual and systemic racism, inequities and bias
  • Solicit and utilize feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive and equity-minded decisions
  • Actively contribute to inclusive and equitable practices that influence individual and systemic change

Skills examples include:

  • Awareness of otherness (gender, race, religion, age, disabilities, nationality, lifestyle, etc.)
  • Multiculturalism
  • Inclusion
  • Community change
  • Volunteerism
  • Civic responsibility
  • Curiosity about local, regional, national and global current events
  • Cross-cultural competence (ability to discern and account for one’s own and other’s world views)

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